[amsat-bb] SO-67 repeater temporarily suspended

Johann Lochner lochner at sun.ac.za
Sun Dec 19 03:54:55 PST 2010

Hi folks,

Last week the flash boot memory of a CAN controller on Sumbandila was 
corrupted by a probable radiation event.  It does not affect 
satellite health but prevents activation of the amateur radio 
repeater, as the particular script detects an anomaly and aborts.

The same problem also occurred in October of 2009 and was corrected.  
However, the fix requires time consuming effort, which cannot be 
exerted immediately.

SO-67 repeater activations are therefore suspended.  We apologise for 
any disappointment and hope to return to normal operations somewhere 
in January.

73 de ZR1CBC, Johann.

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